Thursday, 30 April 2009

More from Naoshima.


Maybe I'll start really thinking about going back there this year.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Experiment on a new film


First time trial on a Solaris 200 film. Vivid colours seem to come out nice and deep, probably good for outdoor shots on sunny days. Got another roll of this film so I should do some more experiments.

Friday, 24 April 2009

30 hours in Sydney


Manley Beach, Sydney Fish Market, The Rocks, Yum-Cha lunch and seeing my two old friends (with their new husband and wife), all in 30 hours i guess wasn't too bad.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

INDEN-YA: Deer Skin meets Lacquer

Just learned about the INDEN-YA "印傳屋" -the Japanese craftsmanship, who has been making beautiful leather crafts in Japan for over 400 years. What's so unique about it is they developed their original technique for applying lacquer to deer skin to form patterns like these above images they introduce in their webpage. The website is full of interesting information on the craftsmanship, although it's only in Japanese language it's worth a visit! It has lots of great images with great graphic designs and the website is really well done. There is an English introduction page so it should help!

Monday, 20 April 2009

Naoshima - an "art island"


Naoshima is a small island of Kagawa prefecture in Japan which has been promoted as an "art island". It surely is an island full of art and is a really interesting place to visit. You will be greeted by a huge red "pumpkin" - a sculpture by Yayoi Kusama, and the Minamidera House project "Backside of the Moon" by James Turrell and the Chichu Art Museum by Tadao Ando are the must-sees. (They don't let us take photos of the museum even from the outside so here are some images from the museum catalogue)

I'm so wanting to go back there.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Sakura Saku - hanami bike ride


Finally they are fully bloomed, well they are starting to fall but that's also so pretty!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Barcelona : Gaudi Wonderland


How he's done it, I don't know. His work has lives, I can almost see them moving. Just stood there looking up with my knees shaking, it is hard to describe how I felt in words. Gaudi, I see him living in his works.
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